Worth it

Bible Reading: Read Matthew 4:18-22
Author: Collin Clarke (North Carolina, US)
Thursday 13 December 2018 © The Upper Room.
When I was younger, I felt called to follow God instead of my friends. Trying to get me to go out with them instead of attending Bible study, my friends would say things like, ‘You can go next week’ or ‘Do you actually believe in that stuff?’ I would tell them, ‘I know that I would not have many of the good things in my life if it were not for God and the relationship I have built with him through Bible study.’ Even though my friends criticised me and left me out of things because of my deci- sion, I would go every week to Bible study. I knew I was doing the right thing. I ended up knowing much more about God than my friends did, and when we were teenagers my friends started asking me questions about my faith.

Not everyone chooses to follow God, perhaps because it seems that doing so means having to give up so much. But what we give up for our faith is far less fulfilling than what we gain by living faithfully. Choosing to follow Christ may seem difficult in the beginning, but it is worth it in the end.

Prayer: Dear Lord, guide us to do what is right and to help others. As Jesus taught us, we pray, ‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation.’ Amen
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